Getting in the Game

Author: Deborah L. Brake
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814760392
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first legal analysis of Title IX assesses the successes and failures of the landmark federal statute enacted in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in education,

Understanding Women s Rights

Author: Jacqueline Ching
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448846722
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses the history of women's rights in the United States, from the colonial era to the modern day, including the women's suffrage movement, twentieth-century feminism, and modern post-feminist America.

Equal Play

Author: Nancy Hogshead-Makar
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781592133796
Format: PDF
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Equal Play; Title IX and Social Change collects the best, up-to-date scholarship, court cases, and other useful materials showing how the governmental processes have influenced the implementation of one of the country's most important social goals: equality in athletics.

Invisible Seasons

Author: Kelly Belanger
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653824
Format: PDF
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In 1979, a group of women athletes at Michigan State University, their civil rights attorney, the institution’s Title IX coordinator, and a close circle of college students used the law to confront a powerful institution—their own university. By the mid-1970s, opposition from the NCAA had made intercollegiate athletics the most controversial part of Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting discrimi nation in all federally funded education programs and activities. At the same time, some of the most motivated, highly skilled women athletes in colleges and universities could no longer tolerate the long-standing differences between men’s and women‘s separate but obviously unequal sports programs. In Invisible Seasons, Belanger recalls the remarkable story of how the MSU women athletes helped change the landscape of higher education athletics. They learned the hard way that even groundbreaking civil rights laws are not self-executing. This behind-the-scenes look at a university sports program challenges us all to think about what it really means to put equality into practice, especially in the money-driven world of college sports.

Tilting the Playing Field

Author: Jessica Gavora
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Examines the controversial Title IX, and discusses how its purpose to create equal opportunity for women has brought about changes in the academic sports world.

Living the Revolution

Author: Jennifer Guglielmo
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898222
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Italians were the largest group of immigrants to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, and hundreds of thousands led and participated in some of the period's most volatile labor strikes. Jennifer Guglielmo brings to life the Italian working-class women of New York and New Jersey who helped shape the vibrant radical political culture that expanded into the emerging industrial union movement. Tracing two generations of women who worked in the needle and textile trades, she explores the ways immigrant women and their American-born daughters drew on Italian traditions of protest to form new urban female networks of everyday resistance and political activism. She also shows how their commitment to revolutionary and transnational social movements diminished as they became white working-class Americans.

A Quiet Revolution

Author: Leila Ahmed
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300175051
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In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why, Ahmed asks, did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this shift mean for women, Islam, and the West? When she began her study, Ahmed assumed that the veil's return indicated a backward step for Muslim women worldwide. What she discovered, however, in the stories of British colonial officials, young Muslim feminists, Arab nationalists, pious Islamic daughters, American Muslim immigrants, violent jihadists, and peaceful Islamic activists, confounded her expectations. Ahmed observed that Islamism, with its commitments to activism in the service of the poor and in pursuit of social justice, is the strain of Islam most easily and naturally merging with western democracies' own tradition of activism in the cause of justice and social change. It is often Islamists, even more than secular Muslims, who are at the forefront of such contemporary activist struggles as civil rights and women's rights. Ahmed's surprising conclusions represent a near reversal of her thinking on this topic. Richly insightful, intricately drawn, and passionately argued, this absorbing story of the veil's resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West, suggests a dramatically new portrait of contemporary Islam.

The Feminist Revolution

Author: Bonnie J. Morris
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588346129
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Collection of essays, oral histories, and illustrations depicting the feminist revolution"--

Not June Cleaver

Author: Joanne Jay Meyerowitz
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566391719
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This anthology is a sampler of current work on postwar U.S. women's history, a first attempt to bring new pieces of scholarship into one volume. Rather than posit one overarching history of women or one gender ideology, it relates multiple histories of women and multiple constructions of gender."--Introduction.